We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.
We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.
Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
It's our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.
Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.
Subaru and Wilsonville Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here.
Like many of us, Khyraya's life was affected by the pandemic. The difference is that she received a critical medical diagnosis in 2020 that left her family in a state of shock, wondering what the future would hold. Through her medical team, Khyraya was referred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon, where she would go on to identify that her one true wish was to go to Hawaii. Wilsonville Subaru is a strong supporter of numerous organizations including Make-A-Wish and this holiday season, the two organizations partnered up to make Khyraya's wish come true. On November 30th, Wilsonville Subaru hosted a luau party for Khyraya and her family in their space complete with hawaiian pizza, a shave ice station courtesy of Snowie and Make-A-Wish volunteer Ginger L. Wilsonville Subaru pulled together some special gifts for Khyraya to take on her trip and the showroom was decorated as if we were on one of the islands! The Subaru team even painted a canvas of a turtle that they gifted to Khyraya. Khyraya obviously knew what her wish was, but had no idea that she would be finding out that day she would leaving in less than a week! When we made the announcement she had the biggest smile on her face and immediately went to give Dick Spence, the outstanding Guest Relations Manager a huge hug as a tear streamed down her face. At Make-A-Wish, we believe that a wish is an important part of a child's medical journey and Wilsonville Subaru has made it a part of their mission to make sure Khyraya and kids like her have the opportunity to experience joy and hope in the midst of incredibly trying times. Khyraya shared that her trip was amazing as the family stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki on Oahu and had the opportunity to truly enjoy some time away from treatment, hospital visits, and all that having a critical illness entails. Thank you to the amazing team at Wilsonville Subaru for making Khyraya's wish come true and being a local champion for wish kids!
Wilsonville Subaru partnered with KGW8 Great Toy Drive and the Oregon Street Stars for the first annual Wilsonville Subaru toy drive! Sunday afternoon, our service drive was filled to the brim with expertly modified WRX and STI’s galore! They all lined up for pictures and even spilled out into the street! Every color and every style, some lowered, some with custom decals, my favorite was a WRX with a rooftop basket full of toys! It was quite the sight to see. They are as generous as they are creative, we collected just about 200 toys for the KGW8 annual toy drive! You could clearly see our local Subie owners are very creative and care deeply about our representing our brand. The Street Stars is a female ran, all-inclusive car club. They host meets regularly to allow car enthusiasts to mingle and establish friendships based on their common interests. The Street Stars and friends all lined up one by one to place their gift under our Christmas Tree right in the middle of our showroom. This event was a huge success, and we hope to make it an annual tradition!
Litten took a tough road to Cat Adoption Team (CAT). He arrived in our shelter through a lifesaving transfer partnership with a local veterinary clinic. Litten had been taken to the clinic by a Good Samaritan when she noticed he wasn’t well. She shared that he’d been living alone in the neighborhood for “the past few years” but when she witnessed him have what she described as a seizure, she couldn’t bear to let him fend for himself any longer. Once he was stabilized at the clinic, they asked to place him in our care for additional medical support and adoption services. We readily agreed to take Litten into our shelter. Upon arrival at CAT, our medical team performed an admissions exam. We determined that this scrawny, unkempt little guy was no spring chicken. In fact, our team suspected Litten to be well over 15 years old! His age and time on the streets meant it was no surprise to find that Litten needed dental care, suffers from a 4/6 heart murmur, and has extensive arthritis. He was skinny and his coat was dirty with dandruff. Fortunately, his bloodwork came back normal, but even so we knew this older cat was likely to be in our care a little longer than usual before adoption. Right away, Litten moved into an office instead of kennel. There, he had several warm laps to cuddle in — and he regularly sought out head bumps and snuggles. We also gave him a soft heated bed to warm his old bones. You could often find him “making muffins” in it. We all fell in love and hoped an adopter would too. Thanks to promotion and support from Wilsonville Subaru, this underdog…er, under-cat!... was scooped up quickly by a new family. Recently, his adopter shared this lovely update: "Litten is now Felix, and is loving his new life :) His dandruff has cleared up a lot, and his coat is much smoother and shinier, and he's got a little bit of meat on his bones!” Cat Adoption Team, Litten, and his new family are so grateful that Subaru believes in helping shelter pets find loving homes. Thanks for helping cats like Litten have the happy lives they deserve!
Thank you and Wilsonville Subaru for your ongoing support of Charbonneau Arts Association and our 38th Festival of the Arts. This year’s event was the biggest and best yet, and we have broken our previous fund-raising records. Support from you helped to make it happen. Festival Organizing Chair John McLain, set out his goals for the festival, which included the delivery of a great experience for attendees of the festival (a Wow Factor); significant net proceeds for grants to Wilsonville and Canby High Schools; a public forum for student art; and a sales venue for artists and artisans. The festival succeeded in every category, with over 75 artists and artisans exhibiting and selling their work, an expanded space for display of student work, and increased revenue from registrations, ticket sales and commissions on the sale of fine art, plus support from sponsors like Wilsonville Subaru. The Silent Auction, our key fundraiser, generated a record amount this year. The addition of the Music Stage, [email protected], the festival within a festival added a new dimension to the event and will continue throughout the year with CAA-sponsored performances by musicians like the Rebecca Hardiman Quartet. We are so grateful to have you and Wilsonville Subaru in our corner, in support of Wilsonville and Canby High Schools’ arts programs. Best regards, Cathi McLain President, Charbonneau Arts Association
It's June again In Oregon, even though you couldn’t tell from the weather! Wilsonville Subaru has just completed its annual trip to the Providence Cancer Institute in Newberg. We love to spread hope, love, and warmth in our local community each year by donating 80 soft Subaru blankets to our chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Three Subaru staff members met with Melissa Sayyah and were introduced to fifteen of their staff. We presented them 80 blankets and 10 Arts and Crafts kits for children admitted to LLS. The staff was overjoyed to receive the blankets and kits. They reiterated many times how appreciative the cancer patients were when given a blanket, a very heart warming experience! They were gracious enough to give us a tour of their wonderful facilities; they showed us the new cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment they've received in the past year. After taking a few photos with the awesome staff at LLS, we left the clinic knowing that Subaru has again lived by its motto - Subaru Loves to Care.
Make-A-Wish Oregon was thrilled to once again be a benefiting partner as a hometown charity in the 2021 Share the Love campaign with Wilsonville Subaru. Through their hard work and generous donations to our organization, we have been able to return to pre-pandemic levels of wish granting, making wishes for shopping sprees, backyard play structures, puppies, ponies, and more come true. Through the most challenging times for our organization and I'm sure for the team at Wilsonville Subaru, their commitment was unwavering, believing that every child, and especially wish kids, should experience hope and joy. One such story would be wish kid Seth's wish to go to the Masters. He was originally scheduled to go in 2020 but the pandemic began and he had to wait. Two years later, Seth's wish came true! He attended this year's tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and got to watch the stars practice, participate in the par 3 contest, and attend the tournament itself! Without the donations from businesses like Wilsonville Subaru, wishes like Seth's would not be possible. Thank you for your amazing support of wish kids!
This past week, Wilsonville Subaru joined forces with Dutch Bros. Coffee and 1927 S'mores to throw Brian's wish party celebrating his wish to have a ninja-themed tree temple! Brian and his family were amazed at the generosity of the local community and specifically Ron and his team at Wilsonville Subaru. The team went all out to provide Brian with cool toys and gear for his tree temple which will be built in the next month or so in his backyard. Make-A-Wish Oregon feels so fortunate to have the partnership we do with Wilsonville Subaru as their hometown charity partner for the 2nd consecutive year through the Subaru Share the Love Event during the holidays. Wilsonville Subaru's support makes it possible for wishes like Brian's to come true, providing Brian and his family hope and joy in the midst of difficult circumstances. Thank you to all who attended and participated in Brian's wish party and another salute to Ron, Dick, and the outstanding team at Wilsonville Subaru for their support of local wish kids!
The Clackamas Women’s Services is quite the institution! I could not list all of the wonderful and extremely important services they offer women and children in our area, but I will mention some of the most thoughtful and necessary programs for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They have the essentials covered, of course! Food, clothing (based on donations), and if you need a place to stay in an emergency, they have offsite locations on a first come, first serve basis for women and families. There are programs for survivor support, counseling and support groups, children and youth services and community education! Camp Hope America- Oregon is a summer program for children and youth whose families are receiving support from a Safe Place Family Justice Center. This camp provides a safe space for children who have survived trauma to feel like kids again! They can kayak, rope climb, horseback ride, do skits and sing alongs, as well as offering camp curriculum focused on healing and connection. They are always accepting financial contributions for their Generations of Promise campaign to keep this very important family camp alive and growing! The LEAP program, Legal Empowerment Accelerator Program offers very important representation on a sliding scale cost! Attorneys with very specific training are available for divorce, restraining orders, child support, immigration status and bankruptcy. I was especially impressed with the section specifically for Latina Services! There are a number of volunteer “Promotoras” dedicated to building safe and strong communities for Latin women. They are members of the faith community, co-workers and family members of survivors, trained in domestic violence, sexual violence, community safety resources, outreach and leadership development! They also offer the fantastic option to have a video court appearance! A private room away from the opposing party and with a confidential advisor sounds like a much easier and less stressful way to testify! The Clackamas Women’s Shelter also partners with the Oregon Food Bank, Clackamas Sheriff’s department, the DA Office, Adult Protective Services, and even offsite emergency shelters in undisclosed locations to ensure the maximum amount of security possible for those who need it. I was fortunate enough to help be a part of a charity donation for this fantastic organization during Subaru Loves to Help. Myself and a few friends of Wilsonville Subaru bundled up and headed over to A Safe Place, the headquarters of Clackamas Women’s Shelter, on November 4th. We loaded a Subaru Ascent with our boxes of waterproof Subaru blankets and headed their way. We were met by Josie Greer, she gave us so much wonderful information about A Safe Place. She was even kind enough to give us a quick tour! We didn’t want to keep Josie from her community work, so we didn’t stay long, but with all of the volunteer options needed, I’m sure we will be back soon!
Wilsonville Subaru’s partnership with Abby’s Closet began in 2017! Abby herself came to our store to purchase a new Subaru, though she walked away with more than a Crosstrek. She also found a new drop partner for her Prom Dress non-profit! This awesome organization started in 2004 and is a local, Oregon based company. The mission of Abby’s closet is to “inspire confidence and respect in high school women by providing free formal dresses for prom or other memorable events.” They point out that for many students, receiving a free dress from Abby’s closet is often the only way that student has an opportunity to attend prom or other memorable rites of passage in a young woman’s life. So far, they have given away over 30,000 dresses in last decade. Which is impressive! Each spring they hold a two day giveaway. It is an ultimate Prom Dress shopping spree. They host it at the Oregon Convention center and fill the room with over 70,000 dresses to choose from! Their dresses range in size from 0-20 they have all kinds of styles and fabrics, short to long, from brand new to vintage! They offer fitting rooms and have a private fitting room just to accommodate children who may identify as transgender. There is even a seamstress on site to tailor the perfect dress in a pinch! Not only do you get to have a fabulous shopping experience for your new dress, you also get to choose an accessory to complete your Prom look. From shoes, to shawls to jewelry, they thought of everything. And for the icing on the cake, one lucky girl each year is selected by a board of directors to be the recipient of the Dreams Scholarship! You must be a senior in high school with plans for higher education to be eligible for the Dreams scholarship and you also are invited to an awards ceremony and a private giveaway to select your perfect dress and accessory! Abby’s closet was founded by Abby and her mother Sally when Abby realized her favorite pink prom dress didn’t have to hang in the closet unused, and that another girl could enjoy it just as she had! Wilsonville Subaru has been accepting dress donations for three years now; we keep bags and bags filled with beautiful prom dress donations from our local community until Abby’s closet cans swing by to collect! It’s incredible how many members of our community just swing by on any given day to drop off these unused dresses and chat. We are so grateful for members of our community who love giving back as much as Subaru and Abby’s Closet!
If you were fortunate enough to be at Wilsonville Subaru on a Tuesday morning last summer, you may have been greeted or attended to by one of our WE students. WE stands for Work Experience, however we like to think of it as the K-12 and beyond program. The Victory students work alongside our employees in sales on the showroom floor, observing a tech changing oil in our service drive, or assisting in our parts department. This is a great opportunity for Victory students to learn and observe different aspects of our business and perhaps discover a new interest or vocation. As you can see, Victory Academy is more than a specialized K-12 school for children on the Autism Spectrum. They are dedicated to the long term success of their students and we are so happy they’re our home town charity for the third year running! Victory Academy is the only local K-12 school opened year around with programs and education designed specifically for children with Autism. With help from our community partners and as part of the Subaru LOVE promise, we have been able to raise over $60,000 to help Victory Academy continue and maintain these very specialized and necessary programs! For the employees here at Wilsonville Subaru, the presence of the Victory students has taught us a few things as well. We ALL have the ability to rise to the challenge every day no matter how big, or how small. We ALL have the opportunity to embrace our differences and genuinely accept one another for who we are. This partnership is truly a unique opportunity for us to SHARE the LOVE and serves as a reminder that a small impact on someone today can create a better tomorrow, and that is Victory for us all!
Wilsonville Subaru celebrated Make a Dog's Day the very best way we could think of! We focused on getting as many of our underdogs adopted and in as many loving new homes as possible! Working together with our partner shelter, Oregon Dog Rescue, we have made quite the impact this month in many an underdogs life! Our results were nothing to bark at! By Make A Dog's Day, October 22nd, we were able to count 104 doggie adoptions initiated from Wilsonville Subaru! Our results even surprised our staff! We don't have room on our display for all of the adopted doggies! And there is still plenty more Subaru Loves Pets Month left! By the end of October, our goal is 150 dogs adopted from our partnership with Oregon Dog Rescue shelter! We also have amassed quite a collection of donations for that same shelter. From beds, to treats, to crates, we have a donation site available right under our adoption wall in our lounge between our sales and service department. Feel free to come by and leave a toy or pick your very own Subaru Underdog to take with you on your next adventure!
Unpredictable. Energetic. Intelligent. Adorable. These are just a few words that the staff and volunteers at Cat Adoption Team (CAT) have used to describe Murdock. Murdock had been returned to CAT in early September when his latest adopters realized after a few weeks that he was just too much cat for them. This busy, active cat needs a lot of mental and physical interaction. He would get bored easily, then lash out by hissing and lunging at his new adopters. It was clear that Murdock needed more space and a family with the time and ability to provide a lot of enrichment and playtime—and maybe even a catio or interest in harness training him. Back at CAT, our staff and volunteers worked hard to keep Murdock entertained and reduce his overstimulation aggression. The behavior and enrichment team moved him out of a kennel and into an office so he had more space. He also got to spend time in CAT's "catio" (a cat-safe outdoor enclosure that he absolutely loved!). He began clicker training, had tons of toys and playtime, and got loads of attention from all his favorite people. Still, it was taking a little longer than usual to find him the right home. But in October, thanks to promotion and support from Wilsonville Subaru, this "harder-to-place" kitty found a purr-fect new family to take him home! Recently, his new adopters shared this adorable update: "Within a couple minutes [of coming home] he’d explored everything in the room and was batting at the doorknob. So, with a little trepidation, we let him out. Murdock loved it. He spent the next couple of hours exploring the house. He adored the bird feeders and the squirrels running along the back porch. He sat in windows, staring out at the bird-filled greenway behind our house... We have a large house, one where he can really let loose and run. By mid-afternoon he was tearing about joyfully. Every now and then he’d bound past us, tail up, the way cats do when they want you to chase them. We didn’t, of course. But we whipped out his toys every time he got excited and played with him till he flopped on the floor... I think this is going to work brilliantly. Murdock is a sweet, loving, playful boy. Right now he’s flopped across one of the heating vents, digesting breakfast. I’m looking forward to seeing if we can train him to accept leashes. I’ve always wanted a cat that could go for walks with me!" Cat Adoption Team, Murdock, and his new family are so grateful that Subaru believes in helping the underdogs — and undercats! — in shelters find new families to love. Thanks for being a part of Murdock's journey home.
Victory loves to help! Tuesday, October 12th, around 9:45, Wilsonville Subaru’s Service Department had the pleasure of accepting some assistance from one of Victory Academy’s brightest students! Victory Academy Is Oregon’s only year-round school for children and teens with Autism. We love sharing our dealership with the Victory Academy students, we are hoping the use of our facilities allows them great work experience and life skills to set themselves up for the future! Luke came by on Wednesday, October 12th for Wilsonville Subaru’s Work Experience program, or WE, as we like to call it around here. This specific Wednesday his focus was helping Edgar, one of our exceptional Express Technicians work on a Subaru Forester. Luke and Edgar started with a full oil and filter change. Luke learned how to drain and replenish all necessary fluids to keep the Forester running in tip top shape! They moved on to the main project next, a hole in one of the tires! Luke assisted in removing the damaged tire, repairing the rubber tire, placing it back on the metal rim, and then back on the Subaru, good as new! Wilsonville Subaru has been partnering with Victory Academy for four years with our WE program. We also have had the ability to sponsor Victory Academy as our Hometown charity for the third year running! We are hoping to raise more money in 2021 than previous years, to show our appreciation to this school for all they do in our community!
It’s been a very barktacular October at Wilsonville Subaru so far! For our “Subaru Loves Pets” October focus we decided to team up with Oregon Dog Rescue to find some underdogs their forever homes! We posted pictures of all available doggies and their individual profiles on a big wall facing our sales and service department. We are off to a fabulous start! By the 10th of October, we have already assisted in finding 19 dogs a forever family! We are also accepting donations for Oregon Dog Rescue, and supplying them with things they need like puppy pads, food etc. Subaru’s letter from our Marketing Department says it best, “A core principle of our Subaru Loves Pets initiative is an ongoing commitment to help all pets find their perfect, loving home. In 2020, Subaru and our retailers helped over 22,000 animals get adopted during Subaru Loves Pets month in October, with 16% of those animals being Underdogs with special needs.” We are doing our part this month to help Subaru surpass 2020’s adoption efforts and help more and more furry passengers find their way into new Subaru’s and new homes! As we all know, Subaru owners and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly, like a dog with a bone or even like Subaru’s and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive!
We began our partnership with the Victory Academy in 2018, and here at Wilsonville Subaru we are thankful once again to have Victory as our hometown charity. Victory Academy is the only local K-12 school opened year around with programs and education designed specifically for children with autism. With help from our community partners and as part of the Subaru LOVE promise, we have been able to raise over 60,000 to help Victory Academy continue and maintain these very specialized and necessary programs. If you were fortunate enough to be at Wilsonville Subaru on a Tuesday morning this summer, you may have been greeted or attended to by one of our WE students. WE stands for Work Experience, however we like to think of it as the K-12 and beyond program. The Victory students work alongside our employees in sales on the showroom floor, observing a tech changing oil in our service drive, or assisting in our parts department. This is a great opportunity for Victory students to learn and observe different aspects of our business and perhaps discover a new interest or vocation. As you can see, Victory Academy is more than a specialized K-12 school for children with autism. They are dedicated to the long term success of their students and we are so happy they’re our hometown charity! For the employees here at Wilsonville Subaru the presence of the Victory students has taught us a few things as well. We ALL have the ability to rise to the challenge every day no matter how big, or how small. We ALL have the opportunity to embrace our differences and genuinely accept one another for who we are. This partnership is truly a unique opportunity for us to SHARE the LOVE and serves as a reminder that a small impact on someone today can create a better tomorrow, and that is Victory for us all!
Sharing the Love with Victory Academy! For the second consecutive year, Wilsonville Subaru is pleased to announce Victory Academy as our 2020 Hometown Charity! Victory Academy is a private school for children on the Autism spectrum, located right here in Wilsonville Oregon! Our relationship began in April 2018 when we had the privilege of hosting their student work study program. This program allows the students to learn job skills by spending time working with us here at Wilsonville Subaru. The students had an opportunity to learn a variety of skills depending on their specific interest and abilities. The tasks ranged from making sure our inventory was sparkly clean, to assisting a lube tech with an oil change, one student even learned every step of our Wilsonville Subaru One Person, One Price sales process! We enjoyed seeing their faces around the dealership and appreciated their enthusiasm and determination to learn. The students of Victory Academy very quickly became part of the Wilsonville Subaru family and we all took great pride in their achievements here.So in 2019 as part of Share the Love it was an easy decision to make Victory Academy our hometown charity. We were thrilled to be able to present them with over $40,000 in donations. Victory Academy is so much more than just a school: The founder and directors of Victory Academy, Tricia Hasbrook and Thea Schreiber both have sons with ASD, and they saw a real need for more supportive schooling for children on the spectrum so nine years ago these phenomenal women took action and opened the Academy. The Victory Academy vision is: “to support the students as they create meaningful relationships, establish life long learning habits and achieve independence”.Victory Academy remains the only school for Autistic children in Oregon open year round. Wilsonville Subaru is proud to support this unique educational institution and the amazing students they serve.
In October, Cat Adoption Team (CAT) participated in the Subaru Loves Pets event with Wilsonville Subaru. It was during this month that we got to celebrate a very special adoption. At just two weeks old, a little tuxedo kitten named Shiloh was found crying outside in a Portland-area yard. He was all alone, likely abandoned by his mother cat because of a congenital issue. This tiny kitten had a large pink mass protruding from his belly. A good Samaritan took him in and contacted our shelter right away. Thanks to past support from funders like Subaru, CAT’s onsite hospital was prepared to help. Our veterinary team examined Shiloh and determined that he had an inguinal hernia along his groin. Part of his intestine was poking through a weak spot in his abdominal wall, resulting in the concerning bulge. Because he was so young, it was too soon for surgery. Instead, our team got him settled into a home with an experienced foster family so he could receive round-the-clock care while still getting support from CAT’s medical team. After a few weeks of care, Shiloh had grown big and strong enough for surgery to repair his hernia. He returned to CAT’s hospital at five weeks old for a special operation. His surgery was much more extensive than originally anticipated. Both of our veterinarians worked on him for an hour. While they were able to repair some of the damage, his hernia extended up into his side. He would need a second surgery, and his prognosis was guarded. Although not everything was fixed yet, Shiloh could move around much more easily after surgery. He went back to his foster home and within days was feeling more comfortable. He recovered quickly and ten days later, Shiloh got his stitches out. Another week after that and it was time for surgery number two. The veterinary team was glad to see how well Shiloh had recovered. His second surgery went well, and we were cautiously optimistic that he would heal up nicely. That’s exactly what happened! After recovering from his second surgery, Shiloh was healthy and strong enough to be adopted. Having kept in touch with CAT during his stay with us, the Good Samaritan who originally found Shiloh decided it was meant to be. Shiloh was adopted from CAT on October 28. Today, Shiloh is a happy-go-lucky kitten living his dream life with a loving adopter. Thank you for making stories like this possible, Subaru!
November 18th was a chilly, gray, drizzly day in Wilsonville Oregon, but not for our staff Wilsonville Subaru! We were loading up Share the Love blankets in the back of an Ascent out in that drizzly rain and our hearts were warm and full. We were looking forward to our trip to the Good Neighbor Center, a local homeless shelter geared toward needy families, to hand out 80 Subaru blankets as a token of our appreciation for all they do for our community. We had an amazing Share the Love opportunity to meet with Robert Cutshall, a man with many hats and one who is instrumental in keeping the Good Neighbor Center in Tualatin, Oregon running smoothly.On any given day he is a Resident Support Manager, who may be helping one (or all) of the nine families that the Good Neighbor Center can house at any given time. He could be the Maintenance Man, keeping up the building and making sure it's safe and clean for the next family in need. Or even the Executive Assistant, accepting donations, and allowing us to take a few minutes out of his busy day to meet and tell us all about this amazing organization. Robert told us a story of inclusion, acceptance, service and LOVE! He stressed that there are only two requirements to be able to use the Good Neighbor Center services. The first, you need to be a family. You could be a single mom, single dad, an expecting mother, etc. As long as you have a child under 18, you are welcome! And the only other requirement is homelessness, of course. Robert stressed that every religion is welcome, every nationality is welcome, the Good Neighbor Center is completely inclusive and they have no issues relating to prejudice or racism. He was proud of the fact that they house all kinds of individuals, everyone living together harmoniously under one roof. I caught a fabulous quote, "If we can make it work here, why can't the rest of the world?" The Good Neighbor Center goes above and beyond with their resident services. They spend six months with each family, getting them on their feet, helping them find work, even helping residents with letter writing to handle previous evictions. They also help up to 100 families per year, and over 25 children each summer during their summer program. We were welcomed graciously! We met a few other staff, but respected the privacy of the residents. Robert invited us to come back and help prepare a meal for the Center. They are always looking for good volunteers and food donations save the Good Neighbor Center up to $90,000 per year! We promised to return for another volunteer mission, but for now, we packed up our now empty Ascent, and headed back to Wilsonville Subaru. No more blankets to share, but we still had a whole lot of warm and fuzzies!
Despite the uncertainty surrounding 2020, Wilsonville Subaru has decided that supporting local wish kids and their families is a priority. Throughout this year, Wilsonville Subaru has helped fundraise for our wish kids through multiple events ranging from our annual Walk for Wishes to our Stars in Motion Virtual Talent Show. Now, they are making an even bigger commitment. This holiday season, Wilsonville Subaru has chosen Make-A-Wish Oregon as one of their hometown charities for the upcoming Share the Love campaign. This means that if you buy or lease a new Subaru between November 19th and January 4th, you can select Make-A-Wish Oregon as your charity of choice and Wilsonville Subaru will donate $250 to support local Wish Kids! Above is a recent wish granted by our organization. It illustrates the impact individuals and businesses have on children and families in our community. Wilsonville Subaru has made a commitment to support so many great causes in the South Metro area and we are thrilled to call them a partner! Thank you Wilsonville Subaru for all you do to make our community a better place to live, work, and play!
From mid-November through early December Wilsonville Subaru championed the Make-A-Wish Oregon Toy Drive to support their Holiday Magic campaign. Over three weeks, the team collected a Subaru full of toys for children currently in Randall’s and Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospitals that Make-A-Wish Oregon will deliver during special events at each location. Their efforts to promote, support, and fulfill the need to bring magic to these children and their families who are going through difficult circumstances make them pillars of our community and people that can always be relied upon in challenging (and good) times. Thank you to Ron, Dick, and the outstanding team at Wilsonville Subaru for their support this holiday season!
Thank you to Wilsonville Subaru for supporting Wilsonville Community Sharing for the 3rd time during the 2019 Share the Love event!! The happy people you see in this photo and MANY others give thanks for the $24,958.00 given by Subaru to support our work. We are a food bank, responding to the need for food by the 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 6 children who are in need in our area. In the past year, we have been able to distribute 92,560 pounds of food to assist 3,651 individuals and 1,465 families! Wilsonville Subaru has been our steady supporter as we do that work. But we are much more than a food bank! The support you have given us, beginning in 2017, has enabled us to reliably fund a part-time referral specialist to connect our clients with further resources and opportunities so that we give a hand up as well as a handout. We are able to respond to the need for an increasing number of families for help with utilities, or travel help, prescription needs…and we have been able to add a counseling benefit to our work so that deeply rooted emotional issues can be addressed. This work has had a powerful impact on our community and Wilsonville Subaru, as our greatest supporter, stands at the center of that impact. Thank you, Wilsonville Subaru, and thank you Subaru of America for making such a difference in our community!
The Oregon Trail rally is proud to partner with Wilsonville Subaru to put together a car race that fuels the passions of adventurers In Portland and the Columbia river gorge. Rally is an adventure and a great way to experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our event brings together the communities of Portland, The Dalles, and Dufur Oregon with Goldendale, Washington. The rally community also loved dogs! Dogs are a common sight at rallies. This year, we're also partnering with Northwest Animal Companions, a pet rescue that works day and night to help ensure every pet finds a home.
Wilsonville Subaru’s generous support of the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation helps provide free books to children from birth to age five in our community. The Library Foundation is the local partner for the Dolly Parton‘s Imagination Library program and each month this program mails a high quality, age-appropriate book to the children enrolled at no cost to the child’s family. Makenna who was enrolled at birth told us “I really love getting books in the mail.” Makenna’s mother, Jennifer, adds “we all like to see what surprise book comes in the mail each month!” Currently, there are over 800 Wilsonville children in the Imagination Library program and in the past seven years, local kids have received more than 53,000 books. Just over 1,000 have “graduated” from the program on their 5th birthday. Countless parents have shared how excited their child is when their new book arrives each month. Families reading together promotes early learning, increases success in school and inspires a lifelong love of reading. A parent is a child's first teacher and through the Imagination Library and the Library's outreach to families, parents have tools they need to make their children succeed in school and life. Children enrolled in the program enter school better prepared to learn and read. Little Jeffrey’s grandmother is astonished by how long he can sit quietly and be read to, sometimes for almost an hour. We hear from pre-school and kindergarten teachers about the positive impact that book ownership and family reading have on children's’ success in school. They indicate that children participating in Imagination Library have more advanced early literacy skills than other classmates. We appreciate Wilsonville Subaru’s commitment to the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation and local families through their support of Imagination Library and other Library programs for kids like Summer Reading and Science Adventure. Thank you, Wilsonville Subaru!
The 4th Annual Wilsonville Brewfest in Villebois raised $12,500 for Wilsonville Community Sharing. BIG thank you to Subaru Wilsonville for being a premier sponsor! Without this partnership, our community impact would not be possible. There were close to 1,000 neighbors and friends taking part in enjoying local brews, live music, and food. It is fun for the whole family! We look forward to partnering again and can't thank Subaru enough for the #LovePromise and their commitment to our local community. Cheers to Subaru!
For the past two seasons, Wilsonville Subaru has been generous enough to donate $500 a season to help our program. With your generous donation, we have been able to purchase gear that will protect us from the cold and rainy nights. The donation has also gone to bringing down the overall cost of participation, making it affordable for everyone! We cannot thank Wilsonville Subaru enough and we look forward to continuing our great relationship with them!”
November-December 2018 Wilsonville Subaru participated in Casual for a Cause where the team members were able to wear jeans on Friday if they donated $10.00 or 10 cans of food to Wilsonville Community Sharing/food bank. They were able to donate $480.00 in cash and multiple boxes of food for the food bank! As always they continued to help us help others less fortunate in our community.
Wilsonville Subaru goes above and beyond helping members in our community access food by picking up fresh meat, produce, bread and other fresh food items from our local grocery stores weekly and bringing them to the food bank. They also provide help with volunteers to pick up and deliver large donations such as holiday meals that we received for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Without their help, we would not have access to these generous donations.
Wilsonville Subaru partnered with the Oregon Humane Society for the “Subaru Loves Pets” promotion during June and July in 2018. The great animal lovers at Wilsonville Subaru really knocked it out of the park, especially for a brand new promotion. During the promotion, the purchase of a new Subaru triggered a donation of $25 to OHS. “The resulting donation will do so much for our community,” said OHS Corporate Relations Manager Jane Morrison. “Each year OHS finds forever homes for over 11,000 dogs, cats, and other companion animals, more than half of which come from other shelters in Oregon, Washington, and California. OHS also helps in communities suffered from natural disasters, including those impacted by Hurricane Florence this year.” In addition to pet adoptions, OHS provides medical care from shelter pets and spay and neuter services for pets whose owners are low income. Our investigators are working to prevent and stop animal neglect and abuse throughout the state of Oregon. Children are the focus of the OHS Humane Education program, inspiring over 1400 kids each year through in-school programs, as well as youth volunteer opportunities. To celebrate the success of the Subaru Loves Pets promotion, Jane Morrison (pictured here with Paul Heinrich and other Wilsonville Subaru animal lovers) was joined by OHS Animal Behavior Specialists Paulina and Nick Tehran for a program on the “Mysteries of Dog Behavior,” also known as “Why does my dog do that?” We can’t thank the great folks at Wilsonville Subaru for their support of the Oregon Humane Society this year!
All of us at the Oregon Humane Society would like to thank all the Portland Subaru retailers for raising and donating $56,900 to us during the Subaru Loves Pets Event! This tremendous donation will help hundreds of pets and families right here in Oregon! The Oregon Humane Society celebrated its 150 year anniversary this year and we could not do it without the strong support of Subaru and the local Subaru retailers. We would especially like to thank the team at Wilsonville Subaru for their generous donation of $9,000. Thank you from all the Pets!!!